Katie owns an online store called Rooted Rags and does hand dyeing and embroidery. Rob is Chief PMO at Lifion by ADP. They knew they were in love after their second date, and the rest was history. The happy couple have lived in Hoboken for five years and have been together for six years. They were also engaged for just six weeks before getting married at 15 Fox Place in Jersey City – and what a wonderful, intimate wedding it was! Read on to learn more about Tucker’s love affair between a calm Englishman and an outspoken southern girl from New Orleans.
HG: When / where did you meet your partner?
Katie: We met at a night out on the town 6 years ago. Rob is traditionally calm and I am straightforward. After many hours of banter among friends, Rob said “good night” and that’s when Katie realized he was British!
HG: Was there an instant connection / chemistry between you two?
Katia: No! I had a boyfriend and Rob was so shy. When we reconnected months later on Tinder and had our first date, we definitely realized there was chemistry! For the second date, Rob has planned a day hike and packed snacks for every hour. It was then that I knew he was definitely a keeper.
HG: Tell us about your proposal.
Katie: About a year and a half after he met, Rob was invited to his first family vacation with my family in Colorado for the week of July 4th. We were a day ahead of the group and Rob took me 14,000 feet to the top of Pike’s Peak. He proposed to the top of the mountain and then drove me to meet the family! It was perfect because all I wanted for a proposal was to celebrate with my parents and siblings.
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HG: How and why did you land at 15 Fox Place as a meeting place?
Katie: We wanted a small wedding in England but a legal ceremony in the US, so we went for a court wedding. When we called to check the courthouse schedule, they gave us Tuesday August 14th and hung up. We shrugged our shoulders and said, well, it works! When we informed our families they were disappointed not to be present and immediately booked flights.
We quickly decided that our wedding of 2 (plus 2 witnesses) was turning into a micro wedding and needed better space. After we celebrated our engagement with a dinner at 15 Fox Place we asked if they would let us get married there and they were so awesome about it! It turned out to be an absolutely perfect ceremony outside, followed by the best 3 hour meal ever. We cannot thank the owners and staff enough for making this the most memorable event for the 14 participants.
HG: How many people did you have at your wedding?
Katie: Fourteen people. It was us, our 2 witnesses plus their spouses, 1 friend, 4 parents, my sister, my brother, and his girlfriend.
HG: What was your favorite time of the day?
Katie: It was my father who officiated our ceremony. There is nothing more special than knowing that your father approves of the man you have chosen so much that he asks to be ordained to officiate.
HG: Did you use local suppliers?
Katie: Kevin was our photographer and we just saw that he still has our photos on his website. Mallory did my hair and makeup, learn more about her here. Soho Flowers on 1st Street made the flowers.
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HG: Any advice for couples planning a wedding locally or in general?
Katie: Micro-marriages are the best. We’ve always wanted to remember that a wedding is a couple’s celebration and it’s their day. We wanted our guests to enjoy it without needing to find bridesmaid dresses or tuxedo shoes. It was our day, it’s your day, do it for you!
HG: What are you most looking forward to as a married couple?
Katie: We were happy and in love before the wedding, we loved planning and celebrating our little wedding and now we just continue to love our life in Hoboken and now our little girl!
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